Design trends on the softer side of flooring – carpet and area rugs – are providing a relaxed outlook for 2015. Distressed and striated patterns are making an appearance in almost every collection. When it comes to designing, shabby chic is one of the few trends that never go out of style. Shabby chic incorporates items that are old or worn to create a look that's both timeless and tailored. Using distressed rugs is one way to incorporate this sheek look into your home. Distressed rugs display their age and signs of wear and tear or they are new rugs that have been intentionally distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique. The great thing about these patterns is that they are very forgiving in one's home. It is remarkable that something so rich in history and design can blend so seamlessly into almost any decor — even the most modern or minimalist. Distressed rugs are the epitome of eclecticism: timeless and patterned yet somehow subtle and unobtrusive. The weathered look complements a relaxed, vintage vibe. Beautiful over concrete, wood and marble floors, distressed oriental rugs are impervious to trends. The relaxed palette and weathered look complement concrete or brick walls for a more industrial aesthetic. 

Woven in the rugged mountains of Northwest Persia, Serapi rugs have a distinctive Heriz style. This antique Persian Serapi, circa 1880, features finer knotting and the large scale medallions are spaciously placed like other Serpi rugs from the Heriz region. The three black medallions are loosely placed in the distressed field of rust which creates a beautiful contrast. Its open design and wonderful color palette of rust, black and hues of blue this Serapi contribute to a more inviting and casual atmosphere without compromising on elegance. The grand geometric patterns and soft, distressed colors make this Persian Serapi rug a timeless beauty. Measures: 09'06" x 10'06". Available on 1stdibs
This antique Lilihan (Lylyan) rug features a curvilinear pattern and is composed of classic floral arabesque motifs. Lilihan is in what used to be called the Kemereh district. Other major Lilihan rug producers in the region include Khomeine and Reihan. Lilihan (Lylyan) rugs, with their longer pile, were made primarily for the United States and less prominent in Europe. One of the main characteristics of Lilihan rugs is the pink rose colored weft. They are slightly more coarse, but tightly flat woven, making them particularly durable. Lilihan carpets are similar to Sarouk rugs in style, thickness and color. This lavishly detailed antique Persian Lilihan rug has a gorgeous variegated brown and rust color palette that radiates regal composition. The refined allure of the angular patterns in this beautiful antique Lilihan shine through in the series of guard borders complementing the allover pattern in the field. Measures: 07'07" x 09'08"

This early 20th century Persian Mahal elaborate designs and impeccable craftsmanship can heighten a room’s sense of place in history. With its intentional distressed appearance and highly decorative aesthetic, this antique Persian Mahal displays a medley of exquisitely composed designs creating a rhythmic, majestic cadence throughout this irresistible composition. A scrolling allover pattern of geometric motifs and abstract florals dance idyllically across the field in subdued hues, including variegated shades of sage green, grey, brown and beige. The borders are equally as charismatic, with equally masterful color shifts among the complementary tones. This distressed Persian Mahal and its remarkably refined weave amplifies the magnificent detail throughout the entire composition. The relaxed palette and weathered look complement concrete or brick walls, wood, marble or concrete floors for a more industrial aesthetic. The city of Mahallat, which is between the cities of Arak and Delijan, is not only famous for Oriental rugs and carpets, but also exploring this world revealing ancient traditions and secrets passed down for thousands of years from generation to generation. Many Mahals can be recognized from their all-over motifs such as the Herati and the Mina Khani, while others present the central medallion format, seen often in other Persian carpet styles. Classic Mahal antique carpets are favored by many for their originality and inspired artistry, and have forged an important niche in today’s interior design market for their versatility with the finest interiors and other works of art. Measures: 10'03" x 13'07"

Interior Shots Featuring Distressed Rugs

Martin Kobus Inc., HGTV
Distressed rug accentuates the masculine vibe of the room [Design: David Scott Interiors]
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